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Questions tagged [google-docs]

For questions about the web version of Google Documents, the word processor from Google. For questions about the file manager application use tag [google-drive] instead. Do NOT normally apply both to the same question.

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How can I get rid of the sidebar pullout tab in the new Google Docs?

The tab annoyingly covers up the scrollbar, as seen in this screenshot: How can I disable it completely? I never want to use the sidebar, ever. I have very few extensions. The only relevant one is ...
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how to move Google Docs to Microsoft Onedrive preserving hyperlinks? [closed]

Our company is shutting down our Google Docs / Drive account. All content must be moved to Microsoft Onedrive. Is anyone aware of tools or services that would convert Google Docs to Microsoft Word ...
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Add additional fonts to “My fonts” within Google Docs

I've noticed that you can now add your own fonts to Google Docs. When clicking the More fonts... button, the following dialog box appears: On the right hand side, the My fonts section shows some ...
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Unable to delete blank page after Table

In this google doc that has a blank second page, I can't seem to find a way to delete it (assuming I can't change the table in any way). It doesn't seem to be a newline or a whitespace character. ...
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How do I wrap/unwrap text in a table in Google Docs?

Apologies but this is driving me crazy I just want to unwrap the text in this cell so that it is on one line. How is this done in Google Docs? I don't see the button for it
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What makes Android Google Docs recognize a line as an “address” that can be opened on Maps? [migrated]

I have an old Android phone I use as a GPS. I know I can use the maps App itself to sync addresses after creating a list in my desktop browser, but for a long time, I have had a habit of writing down ...
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Strange sharing warning in Google Docs

When sharing some slides in Google Slides I get a message like This document contains United States - Driver's License Numbers. Are you sure you want to share it with people outside your ...
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How to set a single page's properties? [duplicate]

The goal is to selectively configure a single page of a multi-page document to: landscape (hyperlink to similar, yet a subset of this question) and paper size A3. The hope is that the link is ...
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How to manually add a point to document outline in Google Documents?

Google Docs has not automatically added put all my headings into the document outline (this may be because the heading that is not included is right after the title). Is there a way to manually add a ...
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How to extract a link URL from one word within a paragraph element in Google Docs with Google Apps Script

I'm trying to pull the URL of a hyperlinked word from within a paragraph element in a Google Document using Google Apps Script. Below are two GAS functions. The 1st doesn't work. The hyperlink is only ...
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Create a custom PDF for All Google Form Responses

I need to create a pdf so that all the responses got in google form should be present in that pdf. What I did I clicked on response tab of google-form then clicked on print all responses which ...
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Adding a Generated QR Code from Google Sheet to an Avery “Mail merge” template in Google Docs

Using the Avery Google Docs Add-on I am attempting to make some labels with QR codes on them. You will need to open Google Docs then install the add-on in docs. you will also need a spreadsheet ...
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Linked spreadsheet data to document

I have created a Google document that links to tables in a Google spreadsheet. Now I want to copy both the spreadsheet and the document. However, the link remains to the original spreadsheet. Where ...
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How to change the default font & font size in Google Documents? [duplicate]

I really hate Arial, which happens to be the default for Google Docs. Does anyone know if there is a way to change the default font and font size in Google Docs? Thanks.
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How do you change the default indent and set your own in Google Documents?

I don't like how the default when you open a new Google Doc is no first line indent. Is there a way to customize the default?
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Footnotes in Google Docs

I need to add some footnotes in a Google Doc page. I know how to add a single footnote (Insert=>Footnote), but I have the following problems 1) The inserted footnote size is 10. I need to change it ...
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How do I shift all of my words, so they align only in the left column?

How do I shift all of my words into the left side of the column without just repeatedly using enter? I'm trying to do some qualitative coding, so all of my interview transcripts need to go on the ...
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How to create a Google sign-up sheet

Is it possible to create a Google sign-up form accessible via iPhone etc. without the need for a Google account? We find we can open from a computer but not a phone if you don't have an account.
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Can a file be dragged from Google Drive to the Gmail compose window?

I'd like to find a super-easy way to get a Google Doc or sheet into an outgoing Gmail message, in the browser. I'm imagining that if I set up two windows, one with the Gmail compose window and one ...
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What is the hotkey for adding rows in Google Docs?

After 1/2 hour of googling to no avail, I am ready to ask this here: As the title says, what is the hotkey for adding/removing rows in an already existing table in Google Docs? It seems excessively ...
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How do I automatically start an add on for Google Docs?

I'm currently using the Code Blocks add on for Google Docs but everytime I open a new tab, it requires a manual restart. Is there anything that can be done, perhaps writing something custom (like ...
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Google Spreadsheet email notification when cell value changes

I have a dynamic spreadsheet where data comes every 1 min. My question is how to get instant email notification when a cell's changes value from blank to alphanumerical value in a column and this ...
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Using Google Docs to fit criteria set by professor for paper

My friend's college professor asked her to write a paper for class with the following criteria: written in MS word A4 paper, margins 35mm on top, 30mm on sides and bottom font size 11pt (it's a ...
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Google Docs Notification 10 minutes too late?

I am using Google Docs together with my father. When I add a comment somewhere he gets instantly an email that I have added something. When he adds a comment I get an email always about 10 minutes ...
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How can I automate Find & Replace (to change the colours of certain symbols) in Google Docs?

How can I automate find & replace, specifically to colour all suit symbols document wide? I write bridge articles (card game), and I need to automate this formatting all the time: Find all "♣" ...
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Importing sheet into Google docs but cell images are not shown

I am importing Google Sheet (with images embeded into cells with =image("img_url")) into Google Docs document but the images are not displayed, just the text data. Any idea how to achieve that ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to have Google correct one misspelled word?

When I look at the keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs, there are shortcuts listed to move forward and backwards between misspelled words, which work. Is there a keyboard shortcut to fix a misspelled ...
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Default all Google Apps to English

I am currently traveling in Europe and every time I visit Google.com, or any Google Apps, like Sheets or Docs, it defaults to the region locale... Currently, Google Sheets is showing me all menus in ...
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Google Docs amalgamated history diff: Is it really once only?

If several edits have been made since the last time I viewed a document, Google Docs gives a link at the top of the document that takes you to a special view showing ALL of these changes. However, if ...
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Google Docs sporadically disconnects and reconnects while editing

Recently an issue has cropped up when editing in google docs. Normally when editing there's an indicator up top that shows when your work is in the process of being saved, and switches to "All changes ...
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Weird behavior with “Wrap Text” in tables

I'm trying to add an image at the beginning of cell of a table that Wraps text however, for some bizarre reason it seems also block out space in the cell to the right. Where as, I'd expect something ...
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French Quotation marks problem

I'm using Google docs and write in French. Therefore the quotation marks I need are : «…» but Google docs only shows me the English ones: “…”. Does anyone know how to replace them by default by the ...
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Using Google Apps Script add-on without publishing

I've just written my first Apps Script add-on for showing some links in a sidebar of a Docs document. It looks like the way I created it made it bound to a specific document (the one from which I ...
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Is it possible to import LaTeX document (with formating) into Google-docs?

I prepared a resume / CV using moderncv (http://www.latextemplates.com/template/moderncv-cv-and-cover-letter) in LaTeX. Is there any possibility to import my document into Google-Docs? Since LaTeX is ...
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Google Docs - Table of Contents - Reading on iPhone using Google Chrome

My table of contents on my Google Documents works on my PC but not on my iPhone using Chrome as the browser.
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How to turn off the auto-bold when writing # (pound, hash) in Google Docs

Whenever I use the # symbol, the whole line in Google Docs is changed to bold. How can I stop this? I cannot find the feature under Tools > Preferences. And I'd like to keep the "Automatic ...
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/?tgif=d on Google Docs [duplicate]

When I go to Google Docs on my personal account, it shows docs.google.com/u/0. But, when I use my school account, it shows docs.google.com/u/1/?tgif=d. I noticed if I changed the letter after the ?...
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Link Google spreadsheet cell to Google Document [duplicate]

Hi I would like to link one cell of a google spreadsheet to a google document, is it possible? Thank you
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Locating third-party Google Docs web apps

I got an e-mail from Google today, warning me to "Remove risky access to your data". According to the security checkup, there are two third-party apps which "have extensive access to [my] personal ...
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Shortcut to insert current date in Google Docs

For example, in MS Word I can insert current date by typing current year and dash 2018- // ... and current date appears automatically, like 2018-05-20 Sun Is there something similar in Google Docs?
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Search Revision History in Google Docs?

Changes are automatically saved in a Google Docs. However, a typical search across Google Docs does not include the revisions. Similarly, these forum discussions sought an answer to the same problem:...
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How can I get a custom outline numbering template in Google Docs?

I've seen a few questions around about what I thought was outline numbering, but instead was about headings. I'm specifically talking outline number formatting. I wish to make an outline in the ...
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When a google doc is being simultaneously editted what's the sequence of events before screen update?

I recently watched someone edit a Google document while three others, in different locations, were also making edits and/or using the chat facility to comment on the process. The response was ...
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Saving Google Doc as PDF isn't showing all images

I'm trying to set up a Google Sheet that populates fields and inserts images in a Google Doc template and downloads it as a PDF. I'm having some trouble with the images part - in particular, when I ...
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How to change margins when copy and pasting from a pdf in google docs

Here is some else explaining the issue,"If I copy text from a PDF file or a website that has a narrow width margin, those margin settings are preserved when pasted into google docs. This is annoying ...
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epub symbolic font jumbled

I've created google docs that have unicode character such as this: Mañjuśrī. All is well if I'm download it as pdf or docx or anything else. But when I export it as epub, the font is jumbled, as you ...
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PDFview in Google Docs

I want to preview PDF in google docs. I use 'http://docs.google.com/gview?url=mypdfurl'.I try to access pdf using localhost http connection. Sometime it is working fine and after some time It gives ...
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License for public Google Docs?

If I make a Google Drive document publicly accessible, can others use that information as they wish or is there a license that applies? For example, if I record experimental data in a spreadsheet and ...
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Is this an easter egg of Google Docs?

So today is Friday for me and I notice something - https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/?tgif=d tgif- Thank God it's Friday Is it an easter egg or some kind of actual parameter?
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Merge multiple fonts into one font in Google docs

I have a report in a Google doc, that is compiled out of many smaller sections which were written by different people. Thus there is no standard heading1, heading2, body, font sizes. (For example, ...